What’s the definition of a healthy relationship? It could be that relationship in which both partners feel good and have the chance to follow their personal growth path together. It may seem easy, but healthy relationships do take work, so if you want yours to work, you shouldn’t just lay back and take it for granted.

The best tip for a healthy relationship is assertive communication. Avoid letting emotions rule and don’t say words you may later regret. Express your feelings of anger and your disapproval, but do it on a neutral tone and avoid blaming the other for the situation. Arguments are normal in a healthy relationship, but they never end up with one of the partners sleeping in the living room because they are too upset to share the bed with the other. You should always make up before bed time, go to sleep together and try to work out any misunderstandings or disagreements like two adults, because that’s what you are.

Healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, so this is another important tip for a couple’s happy and fulfilled life together: respect each other. Accept that you are different and sometimes you simply have to agree to disagree, because you can’t share the same opinions on each and every issue and aspect of your life. Being different is fine, as long as you learn to embrace the differences.

Another thing you shouldn’t overlook is to always do things together, even if you’re a couple since long time ago and routine took over your life. Don’t let boredom install in your home, try new hobbies together, go to dance classes, do challenging things, then talk about the way they made you feel. New experiences you share will help you keep the love spark ignited for a long time.